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25th Anniversary – A Walk Down Memory Lane with The Whistling Elk

It’s hard to believe that 25 years ago just about this time I was collecting merchandise in my garage in preparation to taking possession of my first shop location in Chester  on May 1st, 1990.  It has been a wonderful … Continue reading

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It’s Snuggle Time at The Whistling Elk

It’s getting to be that time of year when you want to snuggle in your bed! I don’t know about you but there is something about this beautiful bedding that makes a bedroom soothing and peaceful…just what you want where you … Continue reading

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Paint is part of accessorizing a bookcase

This wall mounted bookcase is in my guest bedroom. It’s from Elden Collections. I have always loved the architectual feeling it brought to the room. Since i just finished painting the room Ben Moore Adagio i decided to give the … Continue reading

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Taking Freight in the Pouring Rain

I have been in the new shop location now for one month and yesterday i received my first large freight order…in the pouring rain with nowhere to conveniently take delivery. I must say you can get pretty innovative when you … Continue reading

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I went a little crazy with the distressing

well, i might be done… I did really go crazy with the distressing…but i think i like it! I used a little of the gilding wax on the hardware and on the drawer front. You can never have too much … Continue reading

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It’s a Wine Cabinet Makeover

Remember that black wine cabinet that i posted…well the makeover is almost done! First coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint…Louis Blue and Louis Blue mixed with Pure White. I left the inside black….liking the contrast! Later I’ll distress it…

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Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – the marathon continues

This little table had a dark wood top…it really had style with those cute legs so I decided to just paint the top with some Annie Sloan Pure White. I left the legs the way they were – so here is … Continue reading

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The Great Annie Sloan Paint Experiment

I decided to experiment with the Annie Sloan paints… so i bought some Paris Grey and some Clear Wax and have been painting everything in sight for the last couple of days… out in front of The Whistling Elk in the … Continue reading

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 Shabby Chic Sofa is sheer elegance

Friday we got a new sofa for The Whistling Elk shop floor!  Its very beautiful and comfortable and has that shabby chic appeal which means it also works for Little Paris. It’s sheer elegance for your home!! The main fabric is … Continue reading

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Little iron details

Gee, the fall has really crept up on me!   Today I am sitting here (feeling too lazy to do much)  and  my toes are cold!  I should probably move some furniture….but no instead i am thinking about the last few months … Continue reading

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I want to move into my little Paris Apartment…

The bedroom portion of the Paris Apartment room is almost complete.  I finished the window treatments last night.   The cornice box is made of cardboard and painted with a white texture paint.  I love the light feeling of this room! … Continue reading

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Shabby chic shutters speak to casual elegance

Old shutters and doors look fabulous to me…whether you just lean them somewhere or nail them to the wall – like i did in my bedroom!  (I’m all for easy installation).  These are just “leanin” in the shop right now!  They are … Continue reading

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